North Central Regional Transit District (RTD)

RTD Serving North Central New Mexico

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) is to provide safe, secure and effective public transportation within North Central New Mexico in order to enhance the quality of life of our citizens by providing mobility options and spur economic development throughout the region.

About Us

The North Central Regional Transit District began service in 2007. It provides free and premium fare-based bus transit connecting communities and pueblos throughout the counties of north central New Mexico including:

  • Los Alamos
  • Rio Arriba
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos

Expanding Reach

Further expanding its reach, the signature RTD Blue Buses provide riders with connections to:

  • Los Alamos Atomic City Transit
  • New Mexico Park and Ride
  • New Mexico Rail Runner
  • Red River Miner’s Transit
  • Santa Fe Trails
  • Taos Chile Line


All of its buses are ADA accessible and equipped with bicycle racks. The RTD provides service on 20 Fixed routes and two Demand Response routes.


NCRTD Employees

  • Administration: 16
  • Operations: 34, including bus drivers


  • Buses: 43
    • 40 Passenger Buses
    • 3 25 to 28-Passenger Buses
    • 5 18 to 20-Passenger Buses
    • 8 8 to 14-Passenger Buses
    • 21 5-passenger paratransit vans
    • 3 Contingency Fleet
  • 20% Vehicle Miles, Annual: 922,840 miles (an average of 46,142 miles per route)


Bus Passenger Shelters: 43

Additional Information

  • Total Service Area: 10,079 square miles
  • Address:
    1327 N Riverside Drive
    Española, NM 87532
  • Telephone:
    • Main number:505-629-4725
    • Toll-Free:866-206-0754
    • Fax:505-747-6647